*This post first appeared on Bella Kulture. We have since re-branded and are now Elletopia.
So you just left the department store after spending a killing on the right foundation, blush, face powder, and all the other things your good conscience was telling you to pass on, and on the way to the car you remember you forgot one very important thing, a good set of makeup brushes. You know you need them, how else are you going to get that flawless look you’ve been picturing from your new foundation? Just one problem you don’t have another forty, or fifty dollars to spend on one brush. Thankfully we live in a world of choices, and luckily for you, you don’t have to spend much to get a good quality makeup brush. There are many makeup brushes out there that get the job done for less than half the department store brand. Here are my top three picks for the best makeup brushes money can buy:
The Coastal Scents 22 Piece Brush Set
|The Coastal Scents 22 Piece Brush Set
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The Coastal Scents 22 Piece Brush Set is a great buy for anyone looking to get a complete set of brushes at an affordable price. The set has every brush imaginable including a foundation brush, concealer brush, eye shading brushes for the crease, contouring brushes, a fan brush, face powder brush as well as many variations of eye brushes to suit your eye shadow needs. The brushes are all well made, do not shed or break off and come in a Coastal Scents branded case for safe keeping. You can find Coastal Scents 22 Piece Brush Set at coastalscents.com for $34.95 and at Amazon.com for $34.95 plus free two days shipping for Prime members.
The Eco Tools Starter Kit
|The Eco Tools Starter Kit
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If you’re looking for extreme value, and makeup brushes that you don’t have to go out of your way to find, then Eco Tools makeup brushes are for you. The brushes are well made using natural components such as bamboo, and for the price are surprisingly durable. While Eco Tools brushes may be lacking in variety, the company is constantly adding brushes to its collection; and for the most part you will be able to find the more popular brushes such as a foundation brush, concealer brush and eye shading brushes. Eco Tools can be found at Target, Walmart, Walgreen, and Whole Foods from prices ranging from $2.99 for a single brush, to $16.99 for the brush set.
Sonia Kashuk Single Brushes
Sonia Kashuk brushes offer high end luxury for a low end price, and should definitely be considered by anyone in the market for new makeup brushes. The brushes are so good they were awarded Best of Beauty by Allure in 2008, and are actually made in the same factory as some of your higher end favorites. The brushes are extremely well made, durable, affordable, and the company makes a wide variety of brushes for every price range, guaranteed to please everyone. Sonia Kashuk brushes can be found at Target and at soniakashuk.com from prices ranging from $4.99 to $64.99.
Bdellium Tools Single Brushes
|The Bdellium Tools Brushes
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Another eco-friendly brand, Bdellium Tools is a relatively new player on the market, which hasn’t stopped them from already making their mark on the industry. They offer a wide variety of brushes including a line of anti-bacterial brushes ideal for those with acne prone skin, as well as a Bambu brush series sure to please the budget conscious. Their brushes range in price from $7 to $25, and can be found at Amazon.com, and at their website bdelliumtools.com.
Are there any other brushes that you think are worthy of being on the list? Tell me in the comments below.